Pilot eBook Lending Program (available now!)

The SUNY eBook Lending Project is a new service for lending eBook titles to users from any SUNY campus who has chosen to participate in the pilot. Traditionally, eBooks purchased by a campus would only be available for that campus's students, faculty, and staff, but this project opens that up to allow any participating campus's users to borrow selective titles owned by other campuses. Not all books will be available across SUNY: the pilot is limited to publishers who have agreed to participate in the pilot.

How it works:

  • Borrowable eBooks will appear as Available in Primo Discovery Catalog, and the full text "Request a Copy" link will take the user to a form that automatically populates the title, ISBN, and author of the requested work. The user is asked to fill in their name, email, and campus. 
  • The form sends a new ticket announcement to SUNY Library Services staff, who will monitor the queue and fulfill requests M-F 8am-4pm. Users will receive notice from info@slcny.libanswers.com as to whether the item is available (the message will include a link to the content) or if all copies are checked out (the message will include expected availability date).
  • The user will follow the link to the eBook Central platform, where they will have access to the book for two weeks, at which point the link will stop working.